Taylors Vintage Port 1985
75cl. - 20% alc.
Taylor's Vintage Port 1985
Denne portvin er produceret af Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca og Tinta Amarela druer, der er dyrket i Douro dalen i Portugal.
Portvinen har været lagret 2 år på egetræsfade.
Det er en portvin med flot dyb lilla, næsten sort, farve samt intens og kompleks duft af sorte bær og violer med et strejf af lakrids og kaffe. Den har en kraftig og koncentreret, men samtidig elegant og velafbalanceret frugtsmag samt en utrolig lang og behagelig eftersmag.
Det er en velstruktureret portvin med masser af kraft, som er særdeles velegnet til desserter, chokolade og ost eller som et glas efter et godt måltid mad.The Vintage of 1985 was preceded by an exceptionally cold, wet Winter. Bud burst took place early in April and flowering around the end of May. The Summer was hot throughout and the harvest started on 26th September.
By the close of harvest it was apparent that the year had produced Port wines of exceptional quality. The late entertainer and cartoonist Willy Rushton visited Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas in 1985 and drew his memorable sketches of the Taylor's Vintage at Vargellas.
Intense ruby colour, now just beginning to open out. Rich, complete, multidimensional nose, displaying elements of both youth and maturity. Aromas of ripe berry fruit, liquorice and butterscotch with scented violet notes. The palate is now quite smooth and round with velvety well integrated tannins and masses of rich figgy fruit flavour. Warm mellow finish full of rich jammy fruit.
Review: "Typical for Taylor's. Notes of woodspice and pepper, very slightly spirity. Nevertheless, a delicious texture on entry, supple and stylish, although with a very firm weight, firm tannins and good acids. Again this is fine to drink now, although it still holds some potential now. Very good indeed, bordering on excellent. From a Port Styles tasting." 17.5+/20 (November 2007), Wine Doctor (online).
Medium ruby. Beautiful aromas of flowers and fresh plum, with hints of stems. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with gorgeous silky tannins and a long, long finish. This 1985 Port vintage is just starting to come around and offers wonderful flavors. Long life ahead, but ready to try.
(Wine Spectator - Jun 2008) 93/100
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